Sunday, December 21, 2014

Pineapple Rice Cream

Australia Women's Weekly Recipe Card Library
 Facebook to the rescue.

Some people frown on Facebook but boy 'o boy when you need it it's always there for you.

We have rather flexable Christmas traditions but one I've enjoyed over the years is a Pineapple Rice Cream that my wife made for us many years ago and it went over quite a hit.

The recipe she used was from the Australia Women's Weekly Recipe Card Library.

 So it was made every other year or so until the recipe was lost or misplaced.

 And so with Christmas coming up I became nostalgic for another taste of Pineapple Rice Cream.

Anyway couldn't find the recipe anywhere in the house, searched the interweb from the top down. Nothing but a few photos and glib references, but, nothing.

My wife, who knows little of how the interweb works, pipes up and says why don't I ask on Facebook.

Now why didn't I think of that.

Put up a description, ask the question and, ta-da, a friends mother in Victoria had them in the pantry. A quick photo and I'm back in business.

Pineapple Rice Cream for Dessert on Christmas Day.

Cheers and Merry Christmas


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dividing a Cymbidium orchid

Not a veggie that's plain to see, but I had fun all the same.

Dividing a Cymbidium orchid that I went halves in with my Daughter, Elysha, and I still owe her for, I'll get around to it.

I got three good plants from it and the single bulb has a side shoot so I potted it up and I'll wait and see what happens with it.

I'm no orchid expert so if anyone has any suggestions about my method I'd love to hear from you.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

About four or five inches.

I've lost track of how much rain we've had over the last week or so but it's around about four or five inches.

After feeling rather disillusioned with gardening after six/seven weeks of very hot and dry weather I'm itching to get out into the garden tomorrow and get some good ol' veggie gardening happening.

Also I've had a very tight and sticky space bar on my laptop which has made typing and blogging pretty frustrating.

It's been like that since I bought it home twelve moths ago but I took it back under warranty and they replaced the keyboard and now it's a joy to type again.

So I should be posting a little more regular now as well.

Cheers and here's to Sunday's in the veggie garden.


P.S. Dear Santa, if I've been good, I like one of these too.

Sunday, November 30, 2014


Sunny? It's always freaking "Sunny"
At last I have some reasonable gardening weather (RGW).

And after four or so weeks of ridiculously hot and dry (it's still dry) weather I've got about three weeks of neglect to catch up with.

Weeds to be weeded, compost bins to be emptied, turned and filled back up again and planting a few seedlings I have left that I have survived.

So I'd better get cracking.

Cheers and have a nice day,


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It rained!

It rained!

I finally got followup rain to the falls we had in August.

Never mind that it's two months too late and half the garden has fried in the hot and dry conditions. It rained.

It's like stunned disbelief, it's been so long I was beginning to think it not possible.

14mm here at My Veggie Garden but just to rub a little salt into the wound my work, on the western side of  town, received 30mm.

Fingers crossed I don'thave to wait another two months for the next fall.

A friend on the Southern end of town didn't fare so well

Cheers and may your rain god smile upon your veggie garden.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Planting Pumpkins.

That's it for me, I had mulch, cow and sheep manure delivered today so I've no excuses left to not plant my pumpkins tomorrow.

Soo I'm thinking I'll get up at 4:30 have a quick brekky, throw everything into the soil, and plant those little baby's before it gets too hot too do anything again.